Wed, 22 Nov 2000

VP to open seminar on police

SEMARANG: Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri is scheduled to open a national seminar on police at the Diponegoro University campus here on Wednesday.

Chairman of the organizing committee Budi Wisaksono said on Tuesday that former Philippine president Fidel Ramos would be one of the speakers in the seminar entitled Peran Polri Sebagai Akselerator Demokratisasi (The Role of the Police as a Democratization Accelerator).

"The seminar will dig deep into the police's role in handling social unrest based on legal procedures," Budi said.

The other speakers will be National Police chief Gen. Surojo Bimantoro, law expert Prof. Satjipto Rahardjo, criminologist Mulyana W. Kusuma, social observers Franz Magnis Suseno and Muji Sutrisno, Antara reported. (har/sur)